Our modern society produces a massive amount of waste. Danish society is no exception; we produce millions of tons of waste every year. In the world of scarce resources, with increasing pollution and climate crisis, there is a need to rethink waste management and recycling into the consumption of consumer goods.
With our research on waste and resources, we want to support the transition to sustainable recycling. We want to understand the preconditions and consequences of different sustainable recycling strategies. In our research, we focus on how recycling of waste from households and businesses can help create value. We look at how material selection can help us make better use of our limited resources. We work on how to ensure that products on the market are long-lasting and can be repaired. And finally, we look at how food waste can be reduced.
Here are some examples of research questions that we work with: